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The McLean County Health Department has received notification that a bird from the 61704 zip code area has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
The McLean County Health Department will host a full-scale mass dispensing exercise from 8:15 a.m. until 12 noon on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Redbird Arena on the Illinois State University campus.
With many young people returning to school this week, the McLean County Health Department is advising parents to make sure their children have met the back-to-school immunization and dental requirements...
Summer has officially started! It’s the time for cookouts, exploring the great outdoors, and spending time at the pool.
In honor of National HIV Testing Day, the McLean County Health Department will offer free, confidential HIV testing and counseling on Tuesday, June 26th, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in room 139.
A mosquito pool collected on June 8th from a trap set in the 61705 zip code area has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), the first positive test for 2018.
It’s time to start thinking about mosquitoes again and taking steps to protect against the diseases they can carry.
During the celebration of National Public Health Week the McLean County Health Department encourages residents to consider how they can help create a healthier McLean County by making small changes to improve their own health.
The McLean County Health Department is requesting proposals for calendar year 2019 behavioral health program funding.
Making people safer, stronger and healthier; strengthening communities; and getting things done for America are core reasons why people choose to become AmeriCorps members.
The McLean County Health Department is requesting proposals for calendar year 2019 developmental/intellectual disability program funding.
A year-long social media campaign aimed at informing and educating the community about behavioral health topics and conditions is launching on February 1st.
The McLean County Health Department wants County residents to know that the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) remains fully operational.
There’s a movement underway and everyone is invited to take part.
Hannah Emerson, Office Support Specialist II in the Maternal Child Health Division at the McLean County Health Department was selected as the 2017 Alice J. Olsson Memorial Employee of the Year.
Staff at the McLean County Health Department are encouraged by the fact that 1,200 individuals have attended a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training since the course was first offered in McLean County in 2014, but note they still have a long way to go.
Take action to protect yourself and your family from the flu and colds and make the holiday season one that is truly merry and bright.
The McLean County Health Department welcomes Camille Rodriguez as its new director after its Board of Directors voted to appoint Ms. Rodriguez in their meeting this evening.
World AIDS Day is commemorated each year on the 1st of December and is an opportunity for every community to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and remember those who have passed away.
Colleen O’Connor, CPS, CADC, a powerful voice in teen suicide prevention efforts in McLean County, was awarded the 2017 McLean County Public Health Award by the McLean County Board of Health at a reception held before the Board of Health meeting.
The McLean County Health Department will be holding a walk-in flu immunization clinic for adults age 19 and up on Saturday, November 4th from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the health department.
The McLean County Health Department is seeking nominations for the 2017 Public Health Award.
McLean County is standing united once more in the battle against the seasonal flu virus with local businesses and agencies joining with the McLean County Health Department to make flu immunizations convenient for adults and families.
A second mosquito pool has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The mosquito pool was again from the 61705 zip code area, but this time from an area west of Bloomington.
The McLean County Board for Care and Treatment of Persons with a Developmental Disability (377 Board) installed Vern McGinnis as the new president at its July meeting.
A mosquito pool collected on August 1st from a trap set in the 61705 zip code area has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV), the first positive test for 2017.
The month of August shines a spotlight on the benefits of breastfeeding and the challenges still to be overcome on the journey to greater acceptance and support of breastfeeding women.
Did you know McLean County residents have higher rates of asthma than the rest of Illinois?
The McLean County Health Department as part of the Mental Health First Aid Collaborative is hosting a Mental Health First Aid instructor certification training class June 12 through June 16 at the McLean County Health Department.
In observance of National HIV Testing Day, the Personal Health Services Department at the McLean County Health Department will offer free, confidential HIV testing and counseling on Tuesday June 27th, from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in room 139.
A recent rise in confirmed mumps cases not tied to the previously reported outbreak at Illinois State University in March is prompting the McLean County Health Department to alert residents of the presence of mumps in the community and strongly encourage
As the temperatures rise this summer, so will the number of cases of recreational water illnesses (RWIs) as more and more people visit public pools and other water play areas.
With the mild winter and recent summer-like temperatures, mosquitoes are out early in McLean County prompting the McLean County Health Department to begin accepting birds for testing for the presence of West Nile virus.
In 2015, the McLean County Board enlisted the assistance of stakeholders from across the community to develop the McLean County Mental Health Action Plan and to step up to the challenge of addressing behavioral health needs within the community.
Something special is happening right now in McLean County and most people don’t even know it.
The McLean County Health Department wants residents to consider their health and the health of their family, friends, and neighbors next week during the celebration of National Public Health Week (April 2th until April 8th) by getting involved.
The McLean County Health Department has been able to link three confirmed cases of mumps by time or place to individuals on the campus of Illinois State University (ISU).
The current level of influenza activity in McLean County has lowered substantially prompting OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and Advocate BroMenn Medical Center to lift visitor restrictions imposed in February to protect against the spread of influenza.
The McLean County Health Department is requesting proposals for calendar year 2018 behavioral health program funding.
The McLean County Health Department is requesting proposals for calendar year 2018 developmental/intellectual disability program funding.
The McLean County Health Department warns residents to be cautious and be prepared for possible severe weather this evening.
In the second phase of the joint community health needs assessment (CHNA) process for McLean County involving the collaborative efforts of the McLean County Health Department, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, and the United
The McLean County Board of Health has appointed Cathy Coverston Anderson to the position of interim director of the McLean County Health Department.
The McLean County Health Department has partnered with Chicago-area based Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes to open McLean County’s first milk depot site.
Due to an increase in influenza activity, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and Advocate BroMenn Medical Center are asking the public to voluntarily limit hospital visits.
Walt Howe has announced that he will retire from the McLean County Health Department after leading the organization as director for nearly eight years.
Leigh Hayes, a case manager in the Family Case Management Division at the Mclean County Health Department was selected as the 2016 Alice J. Olsson Memorial Employee of the Year.
Pertussis, also known as Whooping Cough, is being reported in McLean County, prompting the McLean County Health Department to encourage residents to take preventative steps to avoid infection with the disease.
The McLean County Health Department reaches a milestone this month, celebrating 70 years of providing public health services for McLean County residents and visitors.
With the holiday season upon us the McLean County Health Department is reminding residents to practice healthy habits when purchasing and preparing food and to pay close attention to simple hygiene practices like handwashing, food storage, and clean-up.
Dr. Anita Tillman, a pediatrician with Advocate Medical Group, was awarded the 2016 McLean County Public Health Award by the McLean County Board of Health today for her selflessness and dedication to a sometimes forgotten segment of the community:
The McLean County Health Department together with the City of Bloomington Fire Department are joining forces to help make getting the seasonal influenza (flu) immunization a little more fun for children in McLean County.
The McLean County Health Department has received notification that a bird from the 61704 zip code area has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this week.
The McLean County Health Department is seeking nominations for the 2016 Public Health Award.
The McLean County Health Department in partnership with the McLean County Medical Reserve Corps and The Baby Fold, is hosting a Disaster Mental Health Conference Tuesday, November 1st and Wednesday, November 2nd at the Astroth Community Education Center
The McLean County Health Department has received notification that a bird from the 61752 zip code area and a bird from the 61701 zip code area have both tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this week.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual health campaign organized to increase awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection.
A third mosquito pool has tested positive for West Nile Virus.
It’s that time of the year again: time to start thinking about changes in the weather, hot chocolate, pumpkin pie, and seasonal flu.
The McLean County Health Department has received notification that a second mosquito pool from the 61705 zip code has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this week.
This week, 3 indicators for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in McLean County were reached, each for the first time this year: 1) a mosquito pool collected in the 61705 zipcode area, west of Bloomington, was positive for WNV in recent testing
For the first time ever, the McLean County Health Department, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, and the United Way of McLean County partnered with local stakeholders to produce a comprehensive, joint community health needs
With summer in full swing, surveillance efforts for West Nile virus (WNV) are underway in McLean County.
The McLean County Health Department was recently notified by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) that as of June 30, 2016 the Healthy Child Care Illinois program, which supports the Child Care Nurse Consultant position
The McLean County Health Department is requesting proposals for calendar year 2017 behavioral health program and development /intellectual disability program funding.
The McLean County Health Department, through a partnership with the YWCA’s Medivan program, is now able to offer free transportation to-and-from medical breast health appointments to individuals who previously had no way of accessing
Beginning Tuesday June 7th and continuing every Tuesday in June, the McLean County Health Department invites youth with asthma who are between the ages 11 and 16 to join them for a FREE four-part program called, Kickin’ Asthma.
From May 19th until May 25rd, the McLean County Health Department will be sending teams to go door-to-door to conduct Functional Needs Mapping surveys in Bloomington and Normal.
The McLean County Health Department is providing funding for a one year supply, or 24 doses, of Narcan to the McLean County Sheriff’s Department. Narcan is a life-saving anti-opiate antidote used to counter the effects of opioid overdose.
The public is invited to join the McLean County Health Department and its collaborative partners for an inside look at community crisis services available in McLean County and an informative discussion about McLean County’s Crisis Response System.
The staff of the McLean County Health Department’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Education and Supplemental Food Program invites pregnant women, new moms, and seasoned pros from McLean County to the Annual Nutrition and Breastfeeding Fair.
For the second year in a row the Women to Women Giving Circle of the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has selected the McLean County Health Department to receive a $10,000 grant for its Mental Health First Aid Training classes.
There has been an increase in the number of positive mumps cases connected with the Illinois State University campus prompting the McLean County Health Department to alert the Illinois Department of Public Health of the isolated outbreak situation.
Mumps are again being reported in McLean County, prompting the McLean County Health Department to once again encourage residents to take preventative steps to avoid infection with the virus.
How does the public health system work with the behavioral health treatment system to create a more healthy and vibrant community?
A recent move to a new electronic food establishment inspection reporting process will make it even easier for diners in McLean County to choose where to have their next meal. Effective January 8th, a more detailed online inspection report database debuts
Director of Community Health Services and Assistant Administrator, Cathy Coverston-Anderson was chosen as the 2015 McLean County Health Department Alice J. Olsson Memorial Employee of the Year.
The Noontime Knitters are back in action at the McLean County Health Department, using their needles to provide a different kind of protection than the ones used by the nurses in the clinics...
As of Tuesday, December 1st, McLean County residents participating in the Women, Infants & Children Nutrition, Education & Supplemental Food Program (WIC) have greater flexibility when accessing walk-in clinic services due to the expansion of clinic hours
Jackie Lanier, assistant professor in the Health Education Program in the Department of Health Sciences at Illinois State University, was awarded the 2015 McLean County Public Health Award.
The McLean County Health Department is seeking nominations for the 2015 Public Health Award. Every November, the health department recognizes a McLean County resident who furthers public health principles and practices by providing services in the county.
The McLean County Health Department is currently offering influenza vaccinations by appointment for adults and children ages 6 months and up. To schedule an appointment, call 309-888-5455.
The McLean County Health Department has added Normal Community High School (NCHS) to the list of sites with increased mumps activity.
The McLean County Health Department has added Bloomington High School (BHS) to the list of sites with increased mumps activity.
In response to the mumps outbreak at Heartland Community College, the McLean County Health Department is offering free immunizations with the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine to students, faculty and staff who
October 23-29 is Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Lead poisoning is entirely preventable, yet 250,000 US children have elevated blood-lead levels.
Nine out of 10 Americans do not have the knowledge or skills to make informed healthcare decisions. The 2011 National Health Education Week is dedicated to addressing health literacy.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Take your breast health into your heads and learn about early detection methods through free breast health programs available from MCHD.
MCHD will hold flu clinics for both children and adults every Tuesday in October at the health department. Information on times and eligibility available on our flu page.
September 28 is World Rabies Day. Vaccinating pets and staying away from wildlife are vital ways to stop rabies transmission to humans.
Do you know someone who has made a difference in the health of McLean County? If so, take a minute and nominate them for the 2011 Public Health Award.
Congratulations to MCHD's Erin Johnson, who recieved the Opening the Door Red Ribbon Award at the Illinois Department of Public Health HIV/STD Conference for excellence in HIV counseling and care.
The best time to prepare for an emergency is before one hits. Are you prepared? Get a kit. Make a plan. Stay informed. Be involved.
Flu season is just around the corner. The #1 way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. The McLean County Health Department has clinics scheduled for elligible individuals.
August 1-7th is World Breastfeeding Week. Learn about all of the resources available to help you and baby successfully breastfeed.
Due to extreme temperatures, Cooling Centers have opened in McLean County.
25% of people with HIV in the US do not know they're infected. Take the test. Take control.
McLean County was recognized with two Director's Awards at the Illinois Public Health Emergency Preparedness Summit.
In recognition of SEPTIC SMART WEEK, the McLean County Health Department wants to help you protect your investment and the environment by reviewing important maintenance requirements for your private sewage disposal system (septic system).
Here is what you...
It's that time of the year again when kids and parents have to think about school lunches again. If you have one of those kids that prefers to bring a packed lunch from home to school, be sure the lunch you pack is safe to avoid the risk of foodbourne ill...Read on...
Eat fresh. Eat healthy. Enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of summer. WIC Farmers' Market checks are in and are available to active WIC participants. If you are not currently participating in the WIC program, why not? Call the WIC office at (309) 888-5457 to ...
We are scheduling dental appointments for infants on up to 19 year olds at our dental clinic. If you have Medicaid coverage, these appointments are covered by your insurance plan at no cost to you.
Our Dental Clinic provides routine care and preventive ser...
Clean: Make sure to always wash your hands and surfaces with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before cooking and after handling raw meat or poultry during cooking. And don’t forget to wash cutting boards, dishes, utensils, and work spaces too....
Becoming an MRC member is a minimal time commitment, outside of emergencies. Members of the McLean County MRC are eligible for unique training opportunities, including CPR, first aid, moulage and other emergency preparedness trainings.
If you have qu...Read More